Re: [CR] Cleanint dirty bike parts: What NOT to do


Example: Framebuilding

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:00:07 -0700
From: Jim Nusbaum <jnusbaum@cybermesa.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: Re: [CR] Cleanint dirty bike parts: What NOT to do


On 1/12/2011 1:21 PM, Tom Sanders wrote:
> Never leave anything soaking is Simple Green overnight. Things left
> overnight like to turn forever a disgusting and ugly black.
>
> Tom Sanders
>
> Lansing, MI USA
>

Yes Simple Green is pretty bad for aluminum. You can use it if you rinse it off well and fairly quickly. If you can get it you can use Simple Green HD which is safe for aluminum and made for the aircraft industry. It is usually only available at industrial supply places though. I am going to use Simple Green HD in the next batch for my parts cleaner if I can get it.

Jim Nusbaum
Pagosa Springs, CO